posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 12:11 PM
Virtually all of my life, 64 years, I've wanted a 'vette'.
It really took off when the '68 arrived. My friends described it as a 'rolling hard-on'. The sound of a 427 hi-compression engine with hi-octane
leaded gas lingers to this day. I see them occasionally at corvette rides to this day.
The interest waned in the '80s but came back in full bloom when the first ZR-1 arrived. it slipped a bit when the all-aluminum engine proved to be a
Fast forward to this year. I follow the reviews, videos and contests on an almost daily basis. The reviews are, one for one, raving about this car.
GM/Chevy can be proud of the effort they put into this 'civilized monster'.
Yes, the top of the line GT-R beat it. Yet, that was four wheel drive Vs. two wheel drive and an automatic against a manual transmission.
The automatic-8 speed and unbelievably fast shifting- is just about to come out with the exception of a few early releases. (Heat issues?)
I suspect the times will be about the same when it is automatic Vs. automatic.
I highly doubt there would even be a 'Viper' or the upgrades to the Mustang and the new 2016 Ford that's been announced, if not for the success and
sales numbers-setting the bar- of the Corvette.
It has extended the 2 wheel-drive era and may be the last time we see this configuration.
The thought of owning one makes this 64 year old feel in his 20's...